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Amendment 3723

Posted by CMKC on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Proposed Legislature 
Senate Amendment 3723 

Regulation Of High-Volume Retailers And Importers 

SA 3723, introduced by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) was an amendment to the Senate version of the 2007 Farm Bill (HR 2419). This amendment is nearly identical to the Pet Animal Welfare Act (PAWS) sponsored in 2005 by former Sen. Rick Santorum. The intent of SA 3723 is to amend the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to regulate cat and dog breeders at the retail level. 

The AWA currently regulates large-scale commercial breeders w...

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HR 838/S707 PUPS

Posted by CMKC on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Proposed Legislature 

HR 835 / S 707 PUPS

Bad for dogs, bad for shelters, bad for the economy


Abandons traditional determination between wholesale and retail---so that

USDA can regulate home/hobby breeders who don't sell to pet stores.

Begins USDA regulation of anyone (with 1 intact female dog over 4 months of

age) who sells, places, or adopts out more than 50 dogs in a year ... to start.

Could easily be amended down to 10 ... to 2.

Takes away your right to privacy in your own home. USDA ...

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Posted by CMKC on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, In : Proposed Legislature 

Hi Everyone,

Most of you have already received the call to action against the latest federal legislation called the “PUPS” bill. While on its face the bill may seem reasonable, closer scrutiny uncovers some large underlying problems with the bill.

Please look at AKC’s position on this bill. See below.

Contact your Senator and Congressperson and ask them to withhold support for this bill or encourage their colleagues not to support or vote for this bill.

This is especially imp...

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The PUPS Bill (HR 5434)

Posted by CMKC on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : Proposed Legislature 
The PUPS bill (HR 5434) is coming up in the US congress.  AKC opposes the current version of the bill which restricts ownership of dogs to ten (10) intact dogs of any age.  Contact your Senators and Representatives and ask them to withhold support for this bill.

Learn more about the PUPS (HF 5434) bill by going to the following link:

You can get the contact information for your US Senators at the following link:

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Please contact your congressional member and senators!

Posted by CMKC on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : Proposed Legislature 
Ask the to NOT sign on or if they have, please take their name off of the 2012-2013 Farm Bill. The PUPS bill has been added to the total package. The PUPS bill adds very restrictive numbers and conditions. AKC would prefer to support a bill that would regulate the people with poor standard conditions than restrict by the total of ten intact dogs of any age.
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Cambridge Minnesota Kennel Club (CMKC) Fostering an interest in all pure-bred dogs; Holding sanctioned matches, dog shows and obedience trials under the rules of the American Kennel Club; Encouraging good sportsmanship at matches, dog shows and obedience trials; Supporting local charitable or civic organizations, especially those that relate to animal welfare and education concerning dogs.